I am totally fascinated by what people have in their fridges. It’s like peeping into a secret world, drawing back the red curtain, looking under a bed or opening a bathroom medicine chest. (I also like to peek in cupboards, medicine cabinets and your cookie jar, but I swear I’m not a stalker, just nosy!)
Seriously, when you peek inside a fridge, you can tell a lot about a person, their lifestyle and, frankly, just how much they love themselves and their family. The simple existence of butter vs. margarine may explain whether they prefer the yummy lifestyle or if they’re on a doctor-prescribed health kick. If they have a lot of butter on hand, are they a baker who whips up a batch of cookies to comfort themselves or to help others in need? Do they have lots of prepared foods on hand because of a busy career, or do they just seek out convenience? If a fridge is loaded with fresh veggies, are they healthy or a vegetarian or simply prefer fresh over frozen.
You get the picture, right?
Forget the eyes. I feel fairly strong that a few modern-day poets may say that the door of a fridge is the window to our souls, showcasing all our deep wants and needs, and truly saying what we think of ourselves. Do we love ourselves enough to eat the best our money can buy? Or do we skimp on fresh produce, thus skimping our souls of real nourishment?
Of course, no fridges are alike, and some of us just don’t have the time or money to keep a full fridge. But that’s a story in and of itself, one that should be told, shared and appreciated.
With that all that in mind, let’s share what’s in our fridge and seek a bit of solace in our likes and dislikes, similarities and differences, and overall unique food lives! How it works:
Take a photo of your fridge. Style it, don’t style it, clean it up, leave it messy, whatever works for you. You are more than welcome to post it on your blog, but I also just created a form on this site! Share what’s in your fridge by uploading your photo, title and description with this form. If you do opt to share you fridge photo on Twitter, please tag it #FridgeFridays. On Flickr, just add the FridgeFridays tag there too. I’ll find them that way.
With all that said, keep in mind that this site is a bit of a social experiment in progress. I’m always happy to get feedback. Just ping me: maggie AT FridgeFridays.com.